While Shakira fans everywhere are counting down the days until the release of her new album on March 25th, others were recently speculating a wedding countdown in the Columbian songstress’s future. It turns out, Shakira and her Spanish football player boyfriend of three years, Gerard Pique, have no imminent marriage plans. Nonetheless, pictures posted to the singer’s Instagram account earlier this week caused quite a stir.
As luck would have it, Shakira wasn’t posing on cathedral steps at her own wedding ceremony
we didn’t think so. She was filming a video for her second single, titled Empire, which you can hear on her upcoming album. The 37-year-old mom of 1-year-old Milan exudes youth in the ivory, tiered ruffle gown, complete with a floor-length veil. The modern feathered details and pleated bodice are sure to have brides everywhere hunting for a knock-off.
Shakira’s crash-and-burn past romance with Antonio de la Rua, an Argentinian attorney who is also known for being the son of the former President of Argentina, lasted for over a decade. Despite its long run, Shakira had been quoted in the past as considering marriage to be more of a legal formality, and while she once believed marriage was necessary in order to be a mother, she implied she no longer carries that belief. So, it’s unclear if we’ll ever see a bauble on the Waka Waka singer’s hand. In light of such, it’s a breath of fresh air to catch her in this gown—wedding or no wedding. If Shakira ever does decide to tie the knot, whenever, wherever, we’ll be watching!
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